Intel to Take on AMD’s Xilinx with Future Edge FPGAs

Intel is increasing the competitive pressure on AMD’s Xilinx with plans to start selling smaller-form-factor FPGAs targeting industrial, automotive, communications, consumer, medical devices, and other markets where power efficiency takes priority over speed. The Santa Clara, California-based company plans to expand its Agilex family of FPGAs with a new chip for edge and embedded systems … Read more

What Does the Future Hold for Wide-Bandgap Devices?

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) have witnessed increasing success in the semiconductor device market in recent years. GaN is now used in mobile device chargers and charging systems. Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi have chosen GaN-based chargers that provide high power densities … Read more

EV Connectivity: Present and Future of EV Technology

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> In the pursuit of achieving true widespread EV adoption, new EV technologies are benefitting from enormous research and development efforts. While much of this effort is going towards extending the driving range, the EVs of the future will benefit from much more than just innovative … Read more

Thor SoC Ups Processing Power for Future AVs

Check out more coverage of GTC Fall 2022. NVIDIA introduced a new automotive-grade SoC to serve as the central computing hub of self-driving cars. The Santa Clara, California-based company said the Drive Thor pumps out up to 2,000 TOPS of performance using the company’s new FP8 data format, a major generational leap over its current … Read more

READY FOR THE FUTURE AND EMBRACING THE NOW

There is a great deal of focus at present on the transition to Zero and Low Emission Vehicles (ZLEV) – in fact, this subject is currently dominating discussion across the industry While the AAAA fully backs this important technological evolution and will support the aftermarket industry throughout the journey, we must make sure we don’t … Read more

LiFi Opens Path to a More Secure, Virtual Future

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> The US military is fueling the early growth of Light Fidelity (LiFi), a high-speed broadband mechanism that uses the light spectrum to transmit and receive data. Two companies involved with this technology, pureLiFi and Signify, have secured major contracts with the Army and Navy to … Read more

Is This the Future of the SmartNIC?

Check out more coverage of the Hot Chips 2022 event. This article is also part of the TechXchange: SmartNIC Accelerating the Smart Data Center. AMD has swiped serious market share in server CPUs from Intel in recent years. But it has bold ambitions to become a premier supplier in the data center by offering a … Read more

Does Your Brand Sing? Future Talent Is Listening

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Semiconductors are in vogue. Look at any mainstream media and there’s some commentary or narrative on chips, supply chains, shortages, and even the technologies themselves. For example, I met with the CEO of graphene startup Paragraf this month and within days, I saw him covered … Read more

Wireless Charging Empowers the Future of e-Mobility

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> The gradual, but by now unstoppable, growth in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) requires the availability of charging systems that are increasingly efficient and fast. Solutions aimed at reducing the time required for EV recharging, such as ultra-fast charging and HV batteries (800V or … Read more

Meta’s making the Quest 2 more expensive. What does that mean for the future of VR?

Meta announced today that it was increasing the price of the Quest 2 by $100, putting the 128GB model at $399 and the 256GB model at $499. Yes, you read that right: an unprecedented price increase is making the massively popular VR headset more expensive. Although VR and Zuckerberg’s metaversal shenanigans have really hurt the … Read more